Trends Report

Rumors Of VMware's Demise Are Greatly Exaggerated

VMware Faces Great Challenges But Keeps Delivering Growth, Defying Its Critics

July 12th, 2017
Dave Bartoletti, null
Dave Bartoletti
Richard Fichera, null
Richard Fichera
With contributors:
Glenn O'Donnell , Robert Stroud , Clare Garberg , Diane Lynch


VMware, for years one of Silicon Valley's darlings, has struggled to find its place in the new world of cloud computing. Skepticism over its long-term viability continues because of unprecedented challenges, and some execution and strategic missteps. However, it keeps delivering growth and sound financial performance, contradicting critics. Part of this is due to the growing maturation of the software-defined data center (SDDC) and the increasing popularity of infrastructure-as-code (IaC). This report helps infrastructure and operations (I&O) professionals understand the issues affecting VMware and its pundit-defying staying power.

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